- Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has tendered an apology for unknowingly granting state pardon to a convicted sex offender
- The convicted sex offender was granted state pardon along with some criminals during the COVID-19 lockdown
- Mohammed made the apology when the State Action Committee on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) paid him a visit
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has tendered an apology for unknowingly granting state pardon to a convicted serial sex offender.
The convicted sex offender was granted state pardon along with some criminals during the COVID-19 lockdown, The Guardian reported.
Mohammed made the apology on Tuesday, September 8, when the State Action Committee on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) paid him a visit.
The governor disclosed that he would never have permitted the state pardon if he knew the convict was a rapist.
“That of Bauchi, unfortunately, I understand after sometimes through the Ministry of Justice that we have pardoned some serial rapists, we have messed up with our women folks. It is not our wish to do that," he said.
Mohammed said gender-based violence had become a pandemic and promised to go tough on offenders.
In another news, Abdulmumuni Danga, the Kogi state commissioner for water resources, has been charged to court by the Nigerian Police in Abuja for alleged rape.
According to The Nation, the police force filed a seven-count criminal charge against the embattled commissioner at a Federal High Court in the Abuja Judicial Division.
Danga has been accused of raping and brutalizing a lady identified as Elizabeth Oyeniyi in Lokoja, Kogi state. The information was contained in a charge sheet signed by ACP Effiong, the state prosecutor.
Meanwhile, the notorious militia leader in Benue state, Terwase Akwaza popularly known by his pseudonym Gana, has been finally killed by the operatives of the Nigerian military.
Gana met his waterloo and was subsequently annihilated on Tuesday, September 8, three years after Governor Samuel Ortom-led government placed a N10 million bounty on information that could lead to the capture of the notorious militia gang leader.
Brigadier-General Maude Ali Gadzama, commander of the Four Special Forces Command of the Nigerian Army in Doma local government area of Nasarawa state, confirmed Gana's killing.
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